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Antique Pair of oil Paintings Edwin Buttery 1839-1908

Antique Pair of oil Paintings Edwin Buttery 1839 1908 Sold

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A beautiful pair oil oils on canvas countryside scenes by Edwin Buttery circa 1870 in date.

One features two men fishing by the river, signed in red lower left, the other with a mother and child walking a path beneath a tree with villages in the distance, signed in white lower right.

Both in beautiful matching gilt  frames and slips

Provenance: purchased Haynes Fine Art, Broadway, Cotswolds, circa 2000 labelled to back.

A beautiful pair that will look perfect anywhere.


In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 44 x Width 38 x Depth 5 - with frame

Height 28 x Width 23 - painting

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 3 inches x Depth 2 inches - with frame

Height 11 inches x Width 9 inches - painting

Edwin Buttery 1839-1908, was born in St. Pancras, London on the 23rd December 1839, the son of Thomas Charles Buttery (1796-1869), who was also an artist. In the 1861 Census, he was living with his parents at 40 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. He married his wife Mary Ann (nee Blythe) in 1862 and by 1871, they had 2 daughters and 1 son and were living at 167 Hill Street, Newington London. In total they had 10 children, with 8 surviving infancy.

By 1901, having lived in Fulham at various addresses, they were living at 108 Gowan Avenue and he was listed as a picture restorer and artist. He died on 16th October 1908 at 32 Schubert Road, Putney.

He was a professional artist throughout his working life and seemed to only paint landscapes in oils. He did not exhibit in London, so is not listed in the major Directories. His son Horace A. Buttery (1878-1967) did exhibit in the 1920s, after his service in WWI and is listed in the Dictionary of British Artists.

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).


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